English and Work Placement (EU citizens only)



This course consists of a minimum 4-week General English Course combined with a 10 to 16-week professional work placement.

Important information

PRICE:  English lessons as normal plus £60 per week work placement (min. 10 weeks; max. 16 weeks)

TUITION: 20 lessons per week
TIMETABLE: 09.00 – 13.00

with a 20-minute break at 11.00.

Total teaching hours: 18.33h per week

DURATION: Minimum 4 week General English Course with a 10-16 week (unpaid) work placement
AGE: 16 years +
LEVELS: from levels B1 intermediate to C2 proficiency
START DATES: Any Monday except holidays

The course is specifically aimed at young professionals or students who want to improve their career prospects. Students improve their language skills, get to use these skills in a professional work environment, and gain a better understanding of UK and international business culture and communication.

What is a work placement?

The placements are arranged by our International Services partners who have more than 10 years’ experience organising international professional development programmes across Europe and around the world. Their expertise in accredited training, management development, and business consultancy ensures the high-quality of the work placement which will help participants reach their career goals.

We are able to offer placement in most sectors, including IT, green industries, general business, finance, tourism, manufacturing, media, and engineering.

Registration, classes, level test, all course materials, certificates, programme of social and cultural activities, student card, access to all school facilities are all included in your course fees.

Entrance fees and any transport for optional social programme activities are extra, although many activities are free.

  Public Holidays 2021
  March 17

April 2

April 5

May 3

May 31

July 12

August 30

The school will close on December 17 2021 and will reopen on January 4 2022.

Please note: Classes missed due to public holidays are non-recoupable.

Gain new skills and improve your English

Worldwide, English is the most widely spoken language in workplaces. As our economy becomes more and more connected, English language skills have never been more important.

In fact, if you want to improve your chances of finding a good job, combining English lessons with professional experience is one of the best things you can do.

Of course, there is a lot more to speaking a language than just learning vocabulary and grammar. Good communication also means understanding the emotions behind the language you use.

Combining classroom-based learning with time in the office is the perfect way to pick up these vital language skills.

Why do a work placement in Belfast?

Belfast’s local economy is growing quickly. Specifically, there are many opportunities in growing industries like fintech, cybersecurity, marketing, tourism and green energy. 

This makes Belfast the perfect city to gain professional experience and meet useful new contacts.

Outside of working hours, Belfast also boasts a rich cultural, nightlife and social scene, as well as one of the lowest costs of living in the UK or Ireland.

Work placements with International House Belfast

International House Belfast offers a range of accommodation options for all of our work placement participants.

We’ll also be on hand throughout your English speaking work placement to ensure you settle in to life in Belfast, and make the most of your experience here.

Improve your English and kickstart your career by booking a combined language course and work placement today.